Whether you’re allergic to peanuts, tree nuts or both, it’s easy to feel limited when it comes to Halloween candy. Don’t fret—you can safely fill your trick-or-treat basket with these 13 popular 100% nut-free candies.
When navigating the sweets aisle, make a habit of checking the package label for potential allergens, every single time. Even if nuts are not present in the ingredient list, this does not mean the candy is safe to eat. Cross-contamination can occur when any nuts of any kind are present in the same space where the candy is made—check for this information underneath the nutrition label. Lastly, many candy companies will provide official allergen statements on their websites to provide transparency about their production methods. For example, Tootsie Roll Industries currently states the following on their FAQ’s page:
We get it—constantly scouring candy labels and websites can make you nutty, but it’s the easiest way to ensure a stress-free Halloween for you and your family. If there’s any confusion, never hesitate to contact a company directly.
See below for our list of the best peanut and tree nut free candies to buy. While many of them rank high in our Healthy Halloween Candy Choices guide, bear in mind that the most nutritious indulgences come straight from your kitchen.
1. Dum Dums (any flavor)
2. Junior Mints
3. Lifesavers (hard candy & gummies, any flavor)
4. Pop Rocks (any flavor)
5. Rolo (Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate)
6. Skittles (any flavor)
7. Swedish Fish (any flavor)
8. Starburst (Fruit Chews, any flavor)
10. Surf Sweets (any candy type or flavor)
11. Tootsie Rolls and Pops (any flavor)
12. Twizzlers (Twists, any flavor)
Many of these candies are also vegan. Check out our Vegan Candy Guide to learn more.